Jumbo-SAL-Alliance has been contracted by Jan De Nul to carry out the secondary steel installation at the Gode Wind 3 and Borkum Riffgrund 3 offshore wind farms.
EUROPE, 29 SEPTEMBER 2023
Mid July 2023, the vessel mobilization for MV Lone was completed successfully, and the execution phase has begun. In Emden MV Lone was equipped with her Fly-Jib, additional living quarters, and the client-provided project equipment. Especially to mention is the installation of a new tugger arm arrangement at crane 2, which will improve offshore operations significantly. Furthermore, she embarked on a journey to Italy to collect further project equipment on behalf of Jan De Nul. Afterwards, Lone sailed to Eemshaven for her first lout-out of secondary steel components required for installation at Ørsted’s offshore wind farms, Gode Wind 3 and Borkum Riffgrund 3, with a combined capacity of 1,166 MW.
Godewind 3 and Borkum Riffgrund 3
Two new wind farms in Germany, powered by state-of-the-art 11-MW Siemens Gamesa turbines, are set to provide clean energy to approximately 1.2 million households annually. Borkum Riffgrund 3 will join Ørsted’s offshore wind farms Borkum Riffgrund 1 and 2, while Gode Wind 3 will be located close to Ørsted’s Gode Wind 1 and 2. The wind farms are expected to become operational by 2024 and 2025. “We anticipate that these projects will positively impact the environment and neighboring communities,”, says Morten Hinrichs, Head of Project Management at SAL Heavy Lift. “We are highly optimistic that these initiatives will create a positive impact on the lives of the local people and enhance the ecological balance in the region.”
The offshore installation vessel Les Alizés has already begun installing the 107 monopile foundations, including one for the Offshore Substation (OSS). MV Lone’s scope comprises installing boat landings, platforms, and corrosion protection systems on the foundations. The execution phase began on 6 August, during which Lone and the project team will maintain excellent service for the client.
“We are proud to be part of this project in the renewable energy industry, striving to develop sustainable energy further and provide more households with access to green electricity,” states Hinrichs.